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Margaret Wente | Image: Globe and Mail
Academics are not 'letting go' of Indigenous Issues for Good Reason: A challenge to Margaret Wente​ | Jun 10 2015 | Jen Bagelman | If anything, Wente's article only confirms the need for more decolonizing work.
Imaged used with permission from Jules Koostachin.
Monument to celebrate Attawapiskat education activist, Shannen Koostachin | Jun 10 2015 | Megan Devlin | Shannen Koostachin died in 2010, but the young activist fought for a school for Attawapiskat youth. A fundraising campaign to create a monument to Koostachin's work is underway.
True reconciliation requires nothing short of full self-determination of Indigenous people | Jun 10 2015 | Nora Loreto | If Canada is to implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it must dismantle Canadian federalism and its Constitution.
"Indian Village, Alert Bay, 1912" oil on canvas, Emily Carr (non-Aboriginal arti
Canada's residential schools weren't killing culture, they were killing Indians | Jun 9 2015 | Pamela Palmater | In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada's record suggests that the Indian problem was more about Indians refusing to die off, than maintaining different languages and cultures.
Photograph of students from Fort Albany Residential School reading in class
Metis survivors of residential schools still waiting for reconciliation | Jun 9 2015 | Samantha Nock | I am proud of Metis survivors who told their stories and reached out through the Truth Commission process. But I feel for myself, for my family, for our communities, we are not healed.
Watch: Justice Sinclair -- What do we do about the legacy of Indian residential schools? | Jun 9 2015 | rabbleTV | The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), presents Congress 2015's introductory Big Thinking lecture.
The struggle for Indigenous rights in Malaysia | Jun 8 2015 | Jiselle Hanna, Sam | Sabariah Yusri speaks about the struggle for Indigenous rights in Malaysia, at the welcome dinner for the ASEAN People's Summit.
Photo: Act On Climate March/flickr
Jobs, justice, climate: A new climate movement is rising from below | Jun 8 2015 | Naomi Klein | A coalition of groups is coming together in Toronto on July 5 for a march for jobs, justice, and climate action. What you're seeing are the first steps towards a new kind of climate movement.
pull-together.ca: Is this what solidarity looks like? | Jun 8 2015 | Caitlyn Vernon | One year ago, the federal decision to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline was met with a groundswell of support for the First Nation legal challenges that seek to overturn that decision.
t. St. Paul's Indian Industrial School, Middlechurch, Manitoba, 1901
It's time to reconcile ourselves to the real history of Canada | Jun 8 2015 | Gerry Caplan | After the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, Canadians must finally come to grips with the fact that we are not the caring, sharing people we once smugly believed we were.
Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners
Truth and Reconciliation Commission challenges Canadian churches | Jun 7 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has reported and it challenges Canadian churches who were part of the problem to be in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.
Photo: Christina Gray
Time for reconcili(action) | Jun 5 2015 | Christina Gray | The week prior to the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, I thought to myself: "This is the last one, there's not going to be another one of these again."

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